Frequently Asked Questions

Shade Plus Conservatory Sail Blinds

General FAQs

Here are some general questions we are often asked.

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InShade sails are made from our unique ISX stretch fabric has been extensively heat tested beyond 70 degrees centigrade. We test every batch of farbic to twice the UV exposure required for curtains and blinds to ensure maximum colour fastness. ISX uses a high grade polyester stretch fabric designed by us and made in textile mills right here in the UK.

We supply our InShade ISX sails in 5 standard colours White, Ivory, Sand, Oyster & Stone. Our standard colour range ISX sails are supplied in solid colour (same colour both sides). We also offer our InShade ISX sails in 4 duplex colours, Stone, Ocean, Slate & Graphite. Our duplex sails are supplied with your chosen colour on the inside and white on the outside (to reflext the maximum amount of heat).

All of our sails are made to measure to ensure they all fit perfectly. Custom made sails allow us to put together the perfect design to suit you space, requirement and budget.

Once we have all the dimensions we need to make the sails we manufacture them in the UK in as little as 1 week with our express option (£30 extra per sail) or in 2 – 3 weeks with our standard service.

InShade ISX sails are supplied with a market leading 7 year warranty that covers all materials and workmanship, including all damage caused by the sun.

We work hard to make sure the size, shape and configuration of your sails is right before we manufacture them. Our warranty offers full protection against any defects or manufacturing issues but we cannot accept returns on made to measure sails.

Once your sails are ready we can ship them to you the very next day or on any day thereafter, it’s up to you.

Sails Fitting FAQs

Here are some comming sail fitting questions.

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No plastic parts to fail – All of our fittings are unique and made of marine grade stainless steel that will never fail.

Our standard fittings comprise of three components, eye plate, jaw hook swivel & self-tapping screws. The image below gives you an idea of the mm size of each of the standard components. We also offer a variety of adaptive fittings for tie bars and capping pieces as well.

We supply our standard fitting kits in a stainless steel finish. We also offer White and Brass finishes as an upgrade option.

InShade sails are easy to self-install and maintain. Once the eye plates are fixed the sails are simply stretched between each plate using our unique jaw hook swivels. The sails can then be easy removed for machine washing.

No, InShade sails are made of a unique stretch fabric and should have a nice wrinkle free smooth surface once installed.

Sails Blinds Characteristics & Usage Guidelines

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The short answer is a lot. InShade ISX fabric has been specifically engineered to be highly efficient at reflecting the suns energy, filtering out glare all while being a lightweight stretch fabric. Every space we shade is unique in size, sun issue and design requirement and we take all of these things into account when putting together a sail design.

Our ISX fabric allows lots of natural light to filter through the fabric keeping your space light and airy even on overcast days. Our sails let in up to 5x more diffused light than Pleated roof blinds, Roller roof blinds or Pinoleum roof blinds while still eliminating glare.

InShade sails can be machine washed at 30 or 40 degrees. We recommend using a non-bio powder or liquid with no added fabric softener.

No, most marks will simply wash out during the standard washing cycle. Please contact us about any specific stains that you cannot remove.

Sails Blind Resellers Near Me

Yes, we offer InShade to customers in a simple DIY format with a self-fit guarantee but, for customers who want a fully fitted service we have a network of accredited local partners who can come out and measure your space and fit your sails almost anywhere in the UK.

Yes, we have a large network of local partners, a few of which can be found on our product site here.

We have a range of showrooms and show sites and these can be found on our product site here. If there is not a show site close to you contact us to find out about other options.